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Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD

Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD - 9th edition

Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD - 9th edition

ISBN13: 9780131719507

ISBN10: 0131719505

Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD by Frank Schmalleger - ISBN 9780131719507
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Criminal Justice Today : An Introductory Text for the 21st Century -With CD by Frank Schmalleger - ISBN 9780131719507

ISBN13: 9780131719507

ISBN10: 0131719505

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 9TH 07

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The best-selling introduction to criminal justice text of all time, Criminal Justice Today 9/e, continues to set the standard with its hallmark features of theme, technology, and time. Comprehensive coverage and a loaded multimedia supplements package make this textbook easy to adapt to introductory criminal justice courses, proving the ease of use for both students and instructors alike. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the textbook and student together in current issues.


  • BEST SELLING Intro to CJ book of all time!
  • Thematic, timely, comprehensive coverage
  • CENTRAL THEME - how do our society and Criminal Justice system balance freedom & safety - helps students think about the criminal justice system in a time when FREEDOM VS. SAFETY has never been more important.
  • THEME - Individual Rights (FREEDOM) vs. Public Order (SAFETY)
  • TIMELINESS - Coverage of how CJ has changed in response to the ongoing threat of terrorism
  • TECHNOLOGY - Covered extensively in text and complete multimedia learning package

New To This Edition

  • NEW! -- CJ Ethics & Professionalism Boxes -- place an enhanced emphasis on ethics
    • Stresses the importance of ethical behavior for the criminal justice professional
  • NEW! -- New Juvenile Justice chart -- details the flow of events in the juvenile justice system
    • Gives students a dynamic visual & overview of the organization of the system
  • NEW! -- CD Extras -- An added CD that provides additional and in-depth coverage of important issues and background material found in text. Also includes full opinions of important U.S. Supreme Court cases found in text
    • Gives the students and extra CD to work with even more coverage of new text added materials
  • NEW! -- A global approach to the problem of terrorism -- shows its impact on policing, corrections, and the courts
    • Shows students where there are locations of terrorists organizations world-wide and their impact on every day aspects of criminal justice.
    • Even more NEW Freedom or Safety boxes - emphasizes important issues between individual rights advocates and those who seek more public order
    • NEW Homeland Security Era in Policing coverage which grew out of national concerns with terrorism prevention post 9-11 - how it effects Policing in the 21st Century
    • NEW coverage on Drug Abuse in the U.S. and economic costs - chapter 16
    • NEW - FBI's new information technology tools
    • NEW - coverage of the 2004 Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act - increased federal prison sentences for the use of stolen credit card numbers - chapter 2
    • NEW - coverage of the Innocence Protection Act of 2004 - new procedures for applications for DNA testing by inmates in the federal prison system - chapters 11 & 18

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One: Crime in America

Chapter 1: What is Criminal Justice
Chapter 2: The Crime Picture
Chapter 3: The Search for Causes
Chapter 4: Criminal Law

Part Two: Policing

Chapter 5: Policing: History and Structure
Chapter 6: Policing: Purpose and Organization
Chapter 7: Policing: Legal Aspects
Chapter 8: Policing: Issues and Challenges

Part Three: Adjudication

Chapter 9: The Courts: Structure and Participants
Chapter 10: Pretrial Activities and the Criminal Trial
Chapter 11: Sentencing

Part Four: Corrections

Chapter 12: Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections
Chapter 13: Prisons and Jails
Chapter 14: Prison Life

Part Five: Special Issues

Chapter 15: Juvenile Justice
Chapter 16: Drugs and Crime
Chapter 17: Terrorism and Multinational Criminal Justice
Chapter 18: The Future of Criminal Justice

Bill of Rights
List of Acronyms
Case Index
Name Index
Subject Index